Title: For The Love of Raindrops
Author: Beth Michele
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: April 6, 2015
This is a story about a boy who loves a girl...deeply, madly, passionately. But never in a million years did I think my story would end like this...
I fell in love with her when I was just a boy.
And then I never fell out of love. I just fell deeper.
But she has everything. She is everything. And I have nothing to offer her. Except my heart.
Sometimes the guy gets the girl, and they live happily ever after. I wanted to be that guy, you know? Especially since I can't imagine ever loving anyone else.
Right after I work up the courage to tell her, my world gets torn apart. My dream becomes my worst nightmare.
I wish I could go back in time. I wish I had told her sooner.
But most of all...I wish it would rain again.
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
Do you hear that? That’s my heart still beating over this story. DAYS later. It made my heart beat. It made my heart flutter. I had ALL THE FEELS. ALL OF THEM.
“He wanted her in a way he’d never wanted anyone before, his heart only knowing how to beat when she was beside him.”
For The Love Of Raindrops is not your average friends to lover story. Most stories tell you how friends became lovers. However, in this story you live their journey from best friends to lovers and beyond. You see the good, the bad. The ups and downs within their lives. How much they rely on each other. Through everything. They are deeply connected through friendship, but their love is always constant. You do not read their story. You are simply placed within it.
“I’ll follow the stars, Dylan...as long as they lead me to you.”
Dylan has always loved Evie. And he never tells you his love, he allows you as the reader to feel it. Feel his desire and want for the girl who is supposed to be his best friend. The girl he loves more than life itself. His love for her is consuming, raw, and never falters. Evie loved Dylan beyond reason. But with a deep rooted friendship, these two are absolutely terrified to destroy what they have. For they both know what they have is special and something they can never possibly share with another person. But the heart doesn’t listen. The heart knows what it wants.
“I’m not sure I have ever touched anyone, then. Because touching someone has never made me feel this way before.”
When Dylan and Evie admit their true feelings, it’s magical, overwhelming, and breathtaking. Dylan? He absolutely stole my heart. He bares his heart and soul. He loves with conviction. With heart. Dylan’s love for Evie is powerful and his words will claim you . You feel his heartbeat when he’s around Evie. His love for her has no end and his soul is forever bound to hers. And when tragedy strikes? They love even harder. They realize that despite what life throws at them, their love can get them through anything. For their love overcomes. Their love conquers.
“I saw your soul that rainy Saturday...I was drawn to it as if by some invisible thread. And the heart that I thought was dying...came alive.”
I know I have mentioned that this goes beyond the average friends to lovers story. And I stand by that. This story is TRUE romance. The kind where you just FEEL. The words, the emotions. Everything. This story is brilliantly written. The author seamlessly crafts a story where you the reader are immersed in the lives of the characters and you will find that you may never want to leave.
“Close your eyes, because I’m about to kiss you, and I want to know what you feel when I do.”
The writing in this story is beautiful, moving. We are given the story in dual POV. The words in this story gave me life. My emotions were completely invested in the characters and their story. The declaration of love between Dylan and Evie encompasses everything a love story should and more. Your heart. It is always the first to know. And Dylan’s heart immediately recognized Evie’s the moment he was in her presence. His heart felt hers.
“You stretch my soul, Evie. You make me want to do better, reach higher. You’re the bravest person I know and I’m in awe of you.”
For The Love Of Raindrops is a story that will stay with me for a long time to come. The love felt in this story is unlike anything you will ever read about. Ever. Their love surpasses everything. Every obstacle. Every boundary that you could think of. Their love always wins. If you are a fan of friends to lovers story, there’s no question that you have to read this book. And if you aren’t? I guaranteed you will be as soon as you read this one. And then you will wonder why haven’t you ever read this kind of story. For it makes you believe in the power of love and all it is capable of. This story is beautiful and full of hope. This story absolutely moved me.
Beth Michele is the author of Love Love, Lovely, Scarred Beautiful, and Finding Autumn. She is a Connecticut native who loves spending time with her husband and two children. If you can’t find her, though, she’s probably hiding out with her laptop or her kindle somewhere quiet, preferably a spot overlooking the ocean. She has an affinity for Twizzlers, is a hopeless romantic, and a happily ever after fanatic.
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